8/26/2013 | Parent back on the bench after venting, ejection
One day after Mark Parent was ejected by crew chief Jerry Layne during the exchange of lineup cards, the White Sox bench coach didn't offer up specifics in regard to his extremely early dismissal.
8/26/2013 | Astros shut down Appel, two other prospects
Right-hander Mark Appel, the No. 1 overall pick in the 2013 First-Year Player Draft, pitched his final game of the season on Sunday. The Astros are also shutting down '13 second-round pick Andrew Thurman and '12 first-round pick Lance McCullers.
8/26/2013 | Tigers have five with 10 wins for first time since '84
The Tigers hadn't had a team with five pitchers all reaching double digits in wins since 1984. With Rick Porcello's victory Sunday in New York, the 2013 Tigers accomplished it with 32 games to spare.
8/26/2013 | V-Mart most likely won't catch again this year
Now that the Tigers are done with Interleague Play until their final series of the regular season in Miami, manager Jim Leyland is done talking about Victor Martinez catching.
8/26/2013 | Harvey's injury a blow to more than just Mets
This one hurts. It hurts Matt Harvey, quite obviously, and it undoubtedly hurts the Mets, who have so much of their future riding on that electric right arm. But Harvey's shutdown with a partial tear of a right elbow ligament -- an injury that could lead to surgical intervention -- also hurts all of us baseball fans who love the next wave, the irresistible pull of dominance in development and in bloom.
8/26/2013 | NYBC all-tourney team captures All-Star Game victory
The National Youth Baseball Championships staged a highly compelling All-Star Game on Monday, and the all-tourney team managed to outlast the MLB.com US All-Stars in a 10-9 thriller.
8/26/2013 | If Miggy powers up, Triple Crown will be his again
The path for another Triple Crown for Miguel Cabrera appears to finally be clearing. If he can have another power-hitting September like he did last year, he could well run away with it.
8/26/2013 | Reddick placed on 15-day DL with sprained wrist
For the second time this season, a sprained right wrist has landed A's outfielder Josh Reddick on the 15-day disabled list.
8/26/2013 | Norris brings an intense competitive fire to Orioles
Football, basketball, swimming, golf, water polo, baseball, you name it, Bud Norris played it, the latter two all four years of high school and the rest mixed in when he had time. Norris was in second grade when his physical education teacher told him not everything was a game that had to be won. But the sentiment, similar to what his mother, Suzi, tried to explain to her son at the infancy stages of Little League, couldn't deter Norris.
8/26/2013 | Astros hit five home runs in win over White Sox
Chris Carter hit two of the Astros' five home runs in a 10-8 victory over the White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field on Monday night. Matt Dominguez and Carter (four RBIs) hit consecutive blasts in the ninth, while Jason Castro and Brett Wallace also hit solo shots.
8/26/2013 | Cueto joins Reds on trip to continue rehab
For the first time since he made his third trip to the disabled list in June, Reds ace Johnny Cueto accompanied the team on the road trip to continue his throwing program.
8/26/2013 | Seeing red: Cincy has several shots at Cards
The National League Central is the tightest race in baseball, with the Pirates, Cardinals and Reds at the top -- and things are about to get very interesting in the next couple of weeks.
8/26/2013 | Cards expecting significant number of callups
With 29 games scheduled over the final 31 days of the regular season, the Cardinals are likely to have a bigger class of September callups than usual, general manager John Mozeliak said on Monday.
8/26/2013 | 'Selig Rule' first of its kind in sports
Commissioner Bud Selig's profound legacy includes 18 years of labor peace, record-setting attendance and revenues and a host of sweeping changes related to technology and the fan experience. Yet none of those accomplishments has had a more meaningful impact than the memo he sent to teams on April 14, 1999.
8/26/2013 | Fernandez shares second NL weekly honor
Rookie sensation Jose Fernandez earned yet another honor on Monday, as the Marlins right-hander was named Co-National League Player of the Week.
8/26/2013 | Royals thump Rays in makeup of snowed-out game
The Royals came out swinging and didn't let up en route to an 11-1 win over the Rays in Monday's makeup game at Kauffman Stadium.
8/26/2013 | Kotchman activated off disabled list, released
The Marlins announced Monday that first baseman Casey Kotchman has been recalled from his rehabilitation assignment, activated from the disabled list and released.
8/26/2013 | Harvey has partial UCL tear in right elbow
Mets right-hander Matt Harvey learned Monday that he has a partially torn UCL in his right elbow. He is expected to be placed on the disabled list and will likely miss the remainder of the season. Harvey will not undergo Tommy John reconstructive surgery at this time, but it has not been ruled out.
8/26/2013 | Castro captures second AL weekly honor
Jason Castro's big week earned the Astros catcher his second American League Player of the Week honor of the season.
8/26/2013 | Star power has Tigers sitting atop Rankings
There are a few questions surrounding this year's Detroit Tigers, and every one of them makes fans of the team smile. But are they the best team in baseball? Are they even the best team in the AL? MLB.com takes a look at this question and more in the latest Power Rankings.
8/26/2013 | Quality outing from R.A. carries Blue Jays over Yanks
R.A. Dickey pitched 6 1/3 quality innings and Edwin Encarnacion had a pair of RBIs in the Blue Jays' 5-2 victory over the Yankees at Rogers Centre on Monday night.
8/26/2013 | Gibbons says taking heat comes with the job
With the Blue Jays coming off a 2-8 road trip and on pace to finish the season with 90 losses, the heat has picked up considerably for manager John Gibbons, but it's something that he just shrugs off and ignores.
8/26/2013 | Aftermath of hit could alter Heyward's mindset
The Braves remain hopeful Jason Heyward will return to their lineup during the latter portion of September, but in certain matchups, there can be uneasiness a player feels after getting hit in the face.
8/26/2013 | Jeter ready to move forward in injury-plagued campaign
Derek Jeter may still not be 100 percent as he returns from a strained right calf -- just the latest injury in what he has called a "nightmare" season that featured three stints on the DL -- but the Yankees will gladly accept whatever percentage he is.
8/26/2013 | Hughes struggles, Yanks fall in Jeter's return
Frustrated by a three-run fifth inning, during which Ichiro misplayed a fly ball to right field, Phil Hughes put up another unimpressive outing, and the Blue Jays defeated the Yankees, 5-2, on Monday at Rogers Centre.
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